Timber Types

All timber supplied to Pronto Joinery is certified to originate from legal & well managed forests where there are more trees replanted than felled.

The timber importers that Pronto Joinery buys from are supporters of the Forests Forever campaign and supply timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

The Forests Forever campaign is a campaign by Britain’s timber industry to help safeguard the forests of the world by encouraging improved forest management, responsible trading and promoting the positive environmental aspects of using timber.

The Forest Stewardship Council certify that the forest of production has been independently inspected and evaluated according to environmental, social and economic principles and criteria of the FSC.

Pronto Joinery believe that all the best practices are observed, timber and wood products are the ultimate sustainable and recyclable materials, requiring low energy consumption to process and being thermally efficient in use.

Below are samples of the main timber types that we use. Please contact us if you require a quotation in a different timber and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

European Redwood

Wood type Softwood
Origin Scandinavia
Colour pale Yellow to light brown
Uses Interior and exterior joinery
  Mainly used on windows
weight 510kg / m3

Hemlock

Wood type Softwood
Origin Canada and North America
Colour Yellow to redish brown
Uses Interior and exterior joinery
  Mainly used for Doors
weight 530kg / m3

Utile

Wood type Hardwood
Origin West Africa
Colour Reddish brown
Uses Interior and exterior joinery
weight  640kg / m3
   

Idigbo

Wood type Hardwood
Origin West Africa
Colour yellow to yellow brown
Uses Interior and exterior joinery
weight  560kg / m3
   

European Oak

Wood type Hardwood
Origin Europe
Colour light to dark brown
Uses Interior and exterior joinery
weight 720kg / m3

Iroko

Wood type Hardwood
Origin West Africa
Colour yellow to golden brown
Uses Interior and exterior joinery
weight 660kg / m3

Green Oak

Wood type Hardwood
Origin English / Europe
Colour light to dark brown

Uses

 

exterior joinery / posts

 

weight 1175kg / m3 when fresh

 

Please note due to the natural drying properties, shrinkage and splits will occur.

ACCOYA

Wood type Accoya
Origin New Zealand
Colour light to mid brown

Uses

 

exterior joinery

 

weight 530kg / m3